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The Library collection contains CDs, videocassettes, DVDs, and streaming videos through various resources.

Arrangement and Access

DVDs & Videocassettes

The video collection consists of videocassette & DVD titles housed on the Lower Level of the Library. Search the collection via the Library's online catalogue. Enter your search terms and limit the results. 

CDs / Audiocassettes

CDs are kept on the Lower Level of the Library.

Streaming Videos

Though a significant number of streaming videos can be found in the library's catalogue, for current and additional content, it is best to search directly on the content provider's platform. A list of our providers and access to their platforms can be found here.

Can't find what you need?

A request for a video that TWU does not own or subscribe to can be placed as an interlibrary loan here.

Hardware Circulation

Video and audio equipment in the Library does not circulate. Listening and viewing stations are available. They may be reserved, in advance, for in-library use of audiovisual materials.

Audiovisual Loan Periods

Audiovisual Materials [including CDs & DVDs]

  • Audiovisual resources may be checked out for 21 days.

The Audiovisual Room is located on the Main Levelof the library.

Video/Movies in Class

Since the Copyright Act C-42 came into force in November 2012, the instructional use of
video for educational purposes at TWU has become much more straightforward.

Instructors or others authorized by TWU may show the following types of works in a
TWU classroom (physical or virtual), as long as the purpose is not-for-profit education or
training. The audience should be primarily TWU students, TWU instructors, or people
directly responsible for setting curriculum at TWU
. (section 29.5) To ensure that viewing is restricted to eligible audiences, video being used in virtual environments should be accessible only by students/staff/faculty who are logged in through Moodle or other course management system. 

You may show:

  • a cinematographic work (video/DVD), as long as the copy was legally obtained,
    and you do not need to circumvent a technological protection measure (digital lock)
    to show the work. (section 29.5, d)
  • online videos such as those on YouTube as long as they meet these criteria:
    • the videos on the site do not appear to infringe the owners' copyright​
    • the site does not have a clearly visible notice (not merely the copyright symbol) that prohibits educational use
    • you do not need to circumvent a technological protection measure (digital
      lock) to show the work
    • you attribute (if given) the author, performer, maker, or broadcaster.
      (section 30.04)

For information on user-generated content such as video mashups, see the section on 
User Generated Content

Streaming Services

Netflix permits educational viewing of Netflix-produced documentaries. See GRANT OF PERMISSION FOR EDUCATIONAL SCREENINGS for details.

Off-Air Recording

Recording News and Commentary

You may record a single copy of a legally obtained news or news commentary program (but not a documentary) to show to students for educational or training purposes.

Limitations: You may keep the recording for up to 30 days while deciding whether to show it. At the end of 30 days you must destroy the recording or pay royalties

Record Keeping
You must keep records of:

  • which programs you record,
  • when you record them,
  • the date(s) you play them, and
  • the date you destroy them.
News and Commentary (29.6)